SEATTLE - Two men were charged today in a multi-count indictment for their scheme to traffic fentanyl disguised as fake oxycodone pills in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Counties. Bradley Woolard, 39, of Arlington is charged in all five counts of the indictment alleging drug distribution and illegal firearms possession. Griffin Thompson, 30, of Bellingham is charged in two of the counts: conspiracy and possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. Thompson was arrested last night and will appear in U.S.
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PORTLAND, Ore.-- Federal charges against six individuals for their roles in two vast conspiracies to traffic marijuana grown in Portland and shipped to Texas, Virginia and Florida were announced on Aug. 29, 2018.
According to a superseding indictment, Jody Tremayne Wafer, 29, Trent Lamar Knight, 30, and Brittany Lesanta Kizzee, 28, of Houston, Texas; and Raleigh Dragon Lau, 33, and Paul Eugene Thomas, 38, of Portland, are accused of conspiring to manufacture marijuana in Portland, and distributing it in Texas and Virginia.
BOISE, Idaho - Ryan E. Curtis, 45, of Nampa, was sentenced to federal prison on Aug. 9, 2018, for distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl resulting in death. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Curtis to 240 months in prison. Lodge also imposed three years of supervised release to be served after Curtis is released from prison.
SEATTLE - A six month investigation of significant heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in the north Puget Sound region culminated in 11 federal arrests on July 17, 2018. Agents and officers served 33 search warrants which resulted in the seizure of 18 firearms, ten pounds of heroin, 20 pounds of methamphetamine, and more than $500,000.
(BOISE, Idaho) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants across 58 federal districts, including 165 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving more than $2 billion in false billings.
Canadian who arranged drug smuggling helicopter flights across northern border sentenced to 7 years in prison
(SEATTLE) - A Canadian national who was extradited in January 2018 in connection with a 2008-2009 international drug smuggling scheme, was sentenced today in U.S.
DEA, FBI and SPD operation across Puget Sound Region leads to the arrest of 36 subjects involved in a violent drug trafficking organization
(SEATTLE) - In the fourth major drug trafficking ring takedown in as many months, federal, state and local law enforcement officers fanned out across King, Pierce, Snohomish, Skagit and Thurston counties to execute search warrants and arrested 36 members of a drug trafficking organization. These arrests are the fourth takedown in a series of cases aimed at reducing drug and gang violence in Seattle, South King and North Pierce counties.
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) - Four Anchorage residents have been charged for attempting to smuggle drugs into the State of Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) Anchorage Correctional Complex (“ACC”).
Raids On Multiple Marijuana Grow Houses In Investigation Of International Money Laundering And Interstate Marijuana Trafficking
SEATTLE - Over the last few days investigators executed search warrants at 17 different Puget Sound area locations, and a commercial property in New Jersey, in connection with an internationally funded drug trafficking organization sending thousands of pounds of marijuana grown in Washington to the New York City area. One defendant, 37-year-old Xiamin Huang of Seattle, is in custody and her husband and his brother are being sought by law enforcement. All three are charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana.
SEATTLE - Nationwide Americans did their part to drop off a record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications at close to 6,000 sites across the country on April 28th, 2018. Together with a record-setting amount of local, state and federal partners, DEA collected and destroyed close to one million pounds-nearly 475 tons-of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs, making it the most successful event in DEA history.